WiRE women sleep out for the YMCA

Congratulations to an awesome foursome from Burton’s WiRE network group who took part in the annual sleepout organised by Burton YMCA.

Pictured ready for a night of ‘sleeping rough’ in one of the concrete tunnels at the Pirelli Stadium ground of Burton Albion FC are (left to right) Paula Senior of Burton YMCA; Claire Hodson-Walker of Stratus Education; Carol Sewell, and Lisa Satchwell of Lisa Satchwell Energetics.

The massive fundraising event aimed to raise £30,000 for the vital work the YMCA does in the Burton area. Like many charities it has been severely hit by cutbacks in grants and funding but continues to  provide accommodation, support, food and furniture to people in & around Burton.

In 2017 Burton WiRE has chosen the local YMCA as its charity of the year. This means the charity will benefit from the proceeds of fundraising raffles at the group’#s socials in August and December. Members and visitors will also be invited to bring along contributions of tinned goods to any of it monthly meetings. The YMCA runs a foodbank in Burton, which has seen record demand from families in 2016.